Gloriana Pk

(3 routes)

An imposing peak (and a character in Spenser’s poem, referring to Elizabeth I).

-42.266575360000, 172.487668990000
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Camera Gully Route 1
From the Ada River ascend Camera Gully, bypassing a waterfall on the true left, to a tarn at its head. A longer but interesting alternative is to use Ada Pass route to gain the south ridge, and follow it (or traverse eastern basins) into a basin south-west of the tarn. Climb northeast from the tarn to the col of Ada Pass route. Climb the step on the South West Ridge direct.
Ada Pass Route 1
Directly opposite Ada Pass Hut climb through easy bush into a tussock basin. Continue up, passing a series of tarns, to a col at its head, just east of peak 2087m. Sidle scree or snow slopes eastwards and climb to a col at the bottom of a step on the South West Ridge. Climb the step direct; easier ground above leads to the summit. A longer but easier alternative is to continue traversing easy slopes north-east of Gloriana, and gain a spur to the north-east.
Matakitaki Routes 1
From the West Branch, a basin west of Faerie Queene allows access to the summit ridge, and a basin west of Gloriana leads to Camera Gully & Ada Pass routes.